Pupils ready to retake GCSEs following ruling
PUPILS in Gloucestershire are among thousands across the country sitting down to retake English GCSE exams next month.
The decision to offer free resits for pupils was taken after exam watchdog Ofqual ruled pupils' work in January had been treated more generously than those in June.
Students had until October 4 to enter.
At Gloucester Academy, half of pupils who were unfairly treated will get the chance to up their grades next month.
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Out of the 10 pupils that were affected, five have chosen to take up the offer.
Headteacher John Riley said: "This shows pupils that took their exams at different times were marked in different ways, this does not seem fair.
"For so many nationally to be retaking their exams only goes to show it is a problem."
Exams will take place on Wednesday, November 7 with results due on December 19.